'Maintain harmony for development': Mehbooba Mufti hailed youths of Jammu and Kashmir for upholding tenets of tolerance, brotherhood

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, on Sunday, appealed to the youths to work toward maintaining peace and communal harmony in the state, thus allowing the government to fulfil its promise of development. “We appeal to the youth to work for maintaining peace and communal harmony in the state, as a consequence of which the developmental promise of the present government will be fulfilled,” she said, addressing a youth convention of the party.

File image of Mehbooba Mufti. AFP

File image of Mehbooba Mufti. AFP

The PDP leader hailed the people of Jammu for upholding the tenets of tolerance, brotherhood and amity, and appealed to the youths to uphold this tradition strictly and carry it forward to be emulated by other societies.

Terming last month's attack on the Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu as an attempt to disrupt the communal harmony of Jammu, the chief minister also termed as unfortunate the attempts being made by certain elements to communalise the murder of an eight-year-old girl at Kathua recently.

Mehbooba said that during the last three years, more than 20,000 youths were given jobs by her government through the Public Service Commission and Service Selection Recruitment Board selections, besides 10,000 selections in the police department without any complaint of favouritism. “My government has not and would not do any injustice to you (in selections to government jobs). It is your trust in me. Now, nobody has to sell their mother's jewellery, as in the past, to get a government job,” she said.

Updated Date: Mar 05, 2018 07:53 AM

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